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The Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games Under $10

The Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games Under $10

It is a great time for Game Boy Advance hunting.  Only a few GameStop stores are even carrying carts now and newer DS models aren’t backwards compatible with GBA titles, so demand is going down even more.  However, there is so much solid portable gaming to be had, you have to check into these great values. For those that have and original DS, DS Lite (still backwards compatible) or have a Gamecube with a Gameboy Advance Player, these inexpensive GBA [...]

The Game Boy Advance (GBA) Shmup Library

The Game Boy Advance (GBA) Shmup Library

Presented by Noiseredux (with Brickiemart and Racketboy) Although the Game Boy Advance is not generally remembered for its library of shooters, it was the first portable gaming system powerful enough to recreate the classing shoot-em-ups of the 16-bit era. As such it saw ports and variations of many of the 16-bit staples: Gradius, Darius, R-Type — they’re all represented to some degree. And ports of 8-bit shmups are in even greater abundance, especially once you delve into the import scene. However [...]

The Games That Defined The Game Boy Advance

The Games That Defined The Game Boy Advance

Presented by noiseredux Note from racketboy: It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a platform-specific entry in the Defining Games series, but we haven’t forgot about the entries we still need to flesh out. BTW, if you want to dig into the GBA library further, check out the GBA Hidden Gems The Game Boy Advance launched in 2001 as the next successor in the Game Boy line. It boasted a hardware configuration that surely meant that it had impressive [...]

The Best Gameboy Advance Games For Today… Even If You Own A DS

It’s pretty easy to find a list of “The Top 10 Gameboy Advance Games” or some similar ranking, but most of them were written back when the handheld was cutting edge and almost all of them only compare the games against other GBA games.This is all fine if the GBA is the only portable you own and ever plan to own. However, I know most people have moved on to the DS and the PSP. Since the DS library hasn’t [...]

Legend of Spyro: Eternal Night (GBA) – Impressive Combo-Filled Action

Since you probably never thought you would see me bother to review a Spyro game, let me cut to the point — Legend of Spyro: Eternal Night on the Gameboy Advance ROCKS.  I can honestly say that this game can easily be put in the same league as Metroid Fusion, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, and Astro Boy: Omega Factor as the best action games on the Gameboy Advance and put up a phenomenal fight.  The fact is, the GBA version [...]

Super Mario Bros. 2 / Doki Doki Panic Port Comparison

When there are a number of home versions of a classic game, you can’t help but wonder what compromises have been made from the original version. For older games, it is very hard to find some solid comparisons of various ports. Fortunately, every now and then somebody puts together a comparison of screenshots and characteristics of a multiplatform title. This time, fastbilly1 has put together a nice collection of screenshots to show a variety of scenes to give you a [...]

Extending The GBA SP’s Battery Life With Inexpensive Battery Pack

Note from racketboy: I had to share this enthusiastic review from Mozgus. He has been one of the biggest contributers to the site’s community and I know from experience that if he likes a product a lot, than it must be worth mentioning. I also agree with his standing that the GBA is still an excellent piece of hardware for retro gamers — especially if you are on a budget. I hope you find this review useful. I consider the [...]

The Best Undiscovered Gameboy Advance (GBA) Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems See All The Hidden Gems Articles Platformers Obvious Choices: Super Mario Advance Series, Sonic Advance Series, Rayman Series, Donkey Kong Country Series, Crash Bandicoot Series, Spyro the Dragon Series, Kirby Series, Featured Game: Wario Land [...]

The Cheapest Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console or handheld to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping) Even [...]

New GBA & PSX Emulation Developments for the Dreamcast

The Dreamcast is an extremely versatile machine – there’s no denying that. As if the commercial developers didn’t push the limits of the console enough, there are many homebrew and emulator developers out there that are trying to squeeze every last ounce of processing power out of the Dreamcast in order to bring more playable games to the Dreamcast’s arsenal. The latest entries into this movement are gpspDC (a Gameboy Advance emulator) and PSX4All (a new Playstation emulator). Both the [...]

Lumines Clone: Gleam for Gameboy Advance

One of the few games that makes me wish I have a Sony PSP is a little puzzler named Lumines. Not since the original Gameboy Tetris was there so much buzz over a puzzle game. Up until now, GBA fans have been in the dust when looking for a new puzzler. But there is a new homebrew Lumines clone by the name of Gleam that is availible for the Gameboy Advance and is getting rave reviews in the Gameboy community. [...]

Survive Bullet Hell On Your Gameboy Advance

I don’t know why nobody thought of this project before… Instead of having ports of all your favorite shooters on the Gameboy Advance in order to practice techniques, why not just have a enemy fire simulator? BulletGBA is an ingenious homebrew effort that replicates the bullet patters of many popular shmups and let you practice dodging hundreds of bullets simultaneously while on the go. To actually play this on your Gameboy Advance or Nintendo DS, you will need a Gameboy [...]

Play SNES Games On Your Gameboy Advance

Sure, you can re-purchase all those SNES to GBA ports, but wouldn’t you want to play the actual SNES games on your GBA? SNES Advance is a fairly new project to get the best SNES experience possible out of the Gameboy Advance. From the site: ” SNES Advance is a program written for the Gameboy Advance which emulates the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is coded almost entirely in ARM assembly and is heavily optimized to be as fast as [...]

Gradius on the Go – TurboExpress, GBA, and PSP

I saw this photo on Flickr and had to share it with you: It shows off three great ways to play Gradius on the go: Gradius – TurboGrafx 16/PC engine game via the TurboExpress/PC Engine GT Gradius Advance/Galaxies – Gameboy Advance Gradius Portable/Collection – Sony PSP Similar Posts From These Categories: Portable Gaming, Gameboy, PSP, Shmups

Review: Advance Guardian Heroes – GBA

Advance Guardian Heroes brings back the original Saturn game’s style of gameplay, but its unbelievably irritating technical problems and underwhelming art style doesn’t bring back the magic fans might be expecting. Graphics/Presentation: 5 When you first start up Advance Guardian Heroes, you can tell right away that this isn’t going to be as good as the Saturn original. The GBA game features tiny, awkward-looking characters that sport an almost comical lack of detail. If this were a first-generation Genesis title, [...]